Labatt Blue | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

BA SCORE
64
poor
2,055 Ratings
THE BROS
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Ontario, Canada
labatt.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Labatt Blue is the best-selling Canadian beer in the world. Introduced in 1951 as Labatt Pilsener, it was named for the colour of its label by fans of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers football team. Blue was the first brand in Canada with a twist-off cap and won the silver medal in the International Lager category at the 1998 Brewing Industry International Awards. Labatt Blue, brewed using specially selected aromatic hops, is a well-balanced, fully matured, full-flavoured beer with a fruity character and a slightly sweet aftertaste.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,055
Reviews:
653
Avg:
2.68
pDev:
23.88%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
394
For Trade:
0
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Photo of parkwood
2.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
2.57/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thoglund
2.37/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
2.59/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of fscottkey
3.12/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: [2.75] Very transparent straw to yellow colored beer. There is a small amount of head, less than 1/2 a finger. The head dissipates quickly. The bottle does not list the ABV. There is a date code that I cannot decode.

S: [2.50] Creamed corn, sweet corn, apple juice then maybe a slight wet cardboard.

T: [3.50] Better than the nose. Surprisingly sweet. Tastes a bit like frosted flakes (sweet corn) but not quite that extreme. There is a little bit herbaciousness underneath - but it is subtle.

M: [3.00] Low to medium body. Really crisp and refreshing. Nothing lingers on the tongue.

O: [3.25] I had low expectations but this definitely beat them in the taste category. Maybe I can't separate nostalgia from the beer as a stand alone and that is boosting the score a bit. This is something that you can drink on a dock, grab at a party, use for beer pong. It is not sophisticated but it is a trusty go to when your choices are limited. That was the good news. The bad news is the nose on this is not great. There are off scents and just generally it is not that appealing. Overall this beer has its uses.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.57/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Canadian AAL. Golden, clarity, bubbles, heavy carb, meh appearance under the totality of the circumstances. Smells like corn and grain. Hallmark stuff.

Lots of carbonation, thin in terms of malt and hops. Yeast might be giving it sweetness, could also be the corn syrup. Good in very limited, hot, need of hydration, palate cleansing situations.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
2/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Rock_Glenn
1.95/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

For some reason, the Buffalo Bills haven't realized there's a craft beer revolution happening. I attend one game a year, and this is what I drink. It's crap, gassy terribly carbonated crap. But it beats the Buds of the world, or worse (I suppose) no beer at all.

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Photo of -chii-
1.5/5  rDev -44%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Bryant1985
2.38/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Squire123
2.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Botulizard
3.33/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

It's super simple, with really no depth or complexity at all, but it's a really great representation of the style and it's eminently refreshing. Sometimes you want a clean, simple, cheap, thirst-quenching beer that you don't have to scrutinize, and at those times, you could do a lot worse than a nice cold Labatt's.

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Photo of dremiliolizardo
3.76/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light straw yellow with a fluffy two finger head of foam.

Toasted grains, slight "fruitiness."

Biscuity toasted malts.

Light-bodied high carbonation, crisp, clean.

Overall, not a great beer but fantastic for a hockey game.

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Photo of IckyT2012
2.85/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Benny_Efkola
3.73/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Honestly, most beer snobs think this is swill, but this is a true northern classic. Any canuck who's worth anything will have a begrudging admiration for this Sunday bbq classic.

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Photo of fireman7575
3.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

L: pours a light watery yellow
S: like an adjunct, corn and grain
T: somewhat flavorless, but refreshing. The only flavor I'd does have is of corn and adjuncts, also, somewhat of a heavy flavor of alcohol for an aal.
F: watery and light
O: pretty good for an aal. Also a good palate cleanser beer.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.59/5  rDev +34%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

In the world of Adjunct Lagers, it doesn't really get much better than this.

The beer is creamy and full bodied.
Pleasant flavors of savory granny smith and macintosh apples upfront.
A very smooth, rich, creamy and decadent pilsner malt sweetness complements the fruitiness of the apples mid-taste.
Finishes with a subtle and crispy nip from the hops.
No aroma but it's a macro lager so who cares.

Not bad for a 2$ beer.

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Photo of jmaskell33
3.34/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joecaputi
3.28/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A nice glass of beer poured from a 24 oz. can. It isn't distinctive in any way, unremarkable but filling and refreshing. It's kind of nicely gassed for a hot day glass of cold beer. It induces a comforting eructation not a bold Homer Simpson "BLARR!" The beer tastes like what beer, without expectations, is supposed to be like. There is no depth nor any complexity to this brew. I found no wheat nor any separate grain for that matter, just generic yeast food. Hops are an afterthought here. Yet when all is said and done I wouldn't mind having another.

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Photo of Beginner2
2.7/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of akopczyk
2.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PUbeer
2.24/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mattsucks
2.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rootevan67
2.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Labatt Blue from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
2.68 out of 5 based on 2,055 ratings.
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